Okirika Market

The poor economic situation in Nigeria worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people into patronising second hand clothes popularly called okrika.
This situation was recorded Monday at Mciver market, a popular harbour to okrika clothes.
DRTV News correspondent Joelson Esiete reports that persons who deal on second hand clothes parked their vehicles along the stadium and Odion roads almost causing a gridlock.

This is the popular Okrika market on Mciver road in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The market is also referred to as Gbogbo market and whatever name it is called, the place remain a depot of second hand clothes.
Monday, which is the first working day of the week is when bails are opened as early as 8am, many people who trade on second hand clothes arrived early from far and wide to pick their choice.
All types of wears including T-shirts, long sleeves, short sleeves, chinos trousers, jeans and different types of shoes as well as ladies wears are readily available in the market.
A scene of this nature is always recorded as ladies struggle to get their choice.

The leader of Mciver market, Comrade Stephen Amalili explains why the market is always busy on a Monday.
Comrade Amalili however explained that the poor economy coupled with unemployment have forced many people into going for cheap clothes even as they go for lower prices but with high quality.Other persons at the market confirmed this to DRTV News.

Another market that records a boom in second hand clothes is a section of Igbudu market popularly called Gbobo line.
This market is always a beehive on Saturdays.
Only few persons come to the market on weekdays.
One of the leaders in the market also disclosed that quality and low prices attract people to the gbogbo market.

Investigation reveal that persons who own boutiques and other high grade shops for clothes and shoes come to the okrika market to buy at reduced price, wash, iron and display in their boutique to sell for a higher price.



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